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Today's News

  • Jace Simeon Tedder

    Jace Simeon Tedder celebrated his eighth birthday on Aug. 23 with friends at Kentucky Splash and a baseball-themed party at home with family.

    He is the son of Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Ernest and Barbara Tedder and Charles and Becky Lamance, all of Harri-man.  

    Jace has a 2 1/2-year-old brother, Cole Thomas Tedder.

  • Mr. & Mrs. York 40th

    Ron and Shayne McKinney York celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows on Aug. 28 in Church of Joy in Leitchfield, Ky.

    A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. It was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Savanna York, and grandson, Ethan York, all of Alvaton, Ky.

    Registry table attendants, Briannah and Piper Pendley, distributed programs in the foyer, where a display held Shayne York’s wedding gown and shoes.

  • 3 generations of Christenberrys among those at Wheat reunion

    More than 65 people gathered earlier this month at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church to attend the 80th annual Wheat homecoming celebration.

    This year’s celebration was a special one for the Christenberry family. Three generations made a special trip from all parts of the country to celebrate their family’s heritage in the former Roane County community, which is now part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 12

    25 Years Ago
    Due to “allegations from various sources,” the state Division of Municipal Audits, under the heading of the Comptroller of the Treasury, is reviewing records of the city of Rockwood. The Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for making sure proper accounting procedures are in place and that public funds are adequately accounted for.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Fall is a sweet season abounding with treats

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is a great deal of confusion in most people’s minds as to whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables — and it’s all the fault of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Botanically speaking, the tomato is a fruit. But in 1893, after an importer claimed that tomatoes were fruits and, therefore, not subject to duty, the court, who apparently realized the government was more interested in the collection of duty funds that in botanical accuracy, ruled it a vegetable. People have been debating the point ever since.

  • Saturday delivery cuts no answer for postal service

    By DONALD J. HALL JR.
    To ensure its future, the U.S. Postal Service must do more than seek short-term fixes to its long-term financial problems. Year after year, the U.S. Postal Service continues to raise postal rates to cover its growing expenses without adequately addressing its underlying organizational and operational issues.

    Instead, it is offering to cut service by eliminating Saturday mail delivery.

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: Mike Garner: The magic behind the printed page

    I can’t remember the date, but I’ll never forget the day.

    Make that the evening.

    I was covering the Kingston City Council about eight years ago when someone walked into the council chambers with a newspaper.

    From afar, I enviously admired the crisp colors, clear lettering and the smudge-free look of what I considered a competitor’s newspaper.

    Suddenly, I realized the person was holding a fresh-off-the-press copy of the Roane County News.

  • Police blotter: Tasering, assault, drugs and a hold-up

    An 18-year-old Kingston man, David Lee Moore II, of 1008 Brentwood Way, was asleep in his white Nissan  with a passenger when he was arrested the morning of Oct. 4 at Kingston’s Sonic Drive-In on Race Street for possession of marijuana.

    Sgt. Caleb Strayer allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana when he approached the vehicle after business hours — around 1 a.m.

    Strayer woke Moore and the passenger and reportedly asked Moore if there were any illegal drugs in the car.

  • Operation Christmas Child under way to help needy youngsters

    With the Christmas season quickly approaching, Operation Christmas Child is getting under way.

    Operated under Samaritan’s Purse, an international and evangelical relief organization, Operation Christmas Child is both a national and international project aimed at filling shoe boxes with gifts and sending them abroad to children in need.

    Drop-offs will be accepted during the organization’s national collection week Nov. 14-21.

  • Did TVA money influence report?

    Did the truth motivate Bill Walton — or was it TVA greenbacks that persuaded his conclusions?

    Walton, an AECOM official who conducted the root-cause analysis into the TVA ash spill, insisted it was the former.

    “My job was to give you the why of this failure,” he said during cross-examination at the ash spill trial on Tuesday. “I believe I delivered on doing a thorough investigation.”